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OneWeb reportedly heads into bankruptcy and SpaceX might be next

OneWeb reportedly will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, an action that casts a cloud over rival Starlink, the satellite broadband initiative backed by Elon Musk's SpaceX.

Microsoft's telco ambitions still unclear after Affirmed purchase

Microsoft could use the technology it is acquiring from Affirmed Networks for a number of different offerings. But the company isn't providing much insight into its strategy.

ZTE is on the up, but challenges remain

The Chinese equipment vendor is back in profit for a full year after recovering from US fines and sanctions, and its business is mainly growing.

Metaswitch's Giuhat talks 5G opps for women in comms

Women in Comms caught up with Giuhat to discuss how 5G may impact career opportunities for women in the industry, new developments in Metaswitch's UC platforms and the impact of mentors on her own career path.

Farewell, Light Reading, and thanks!

After 18 years, it's time for a new adventure.

NetNumber highlights 5G core challenge

The rollout of 5G core systems will herald a distributed architecture, but that brings data management challenges, suggests NetNumber's COO.

Eurobites: Hungary's 5G auction brings home the bacon

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre completes FibreNation acquisition; Ericsson provides reassurance; operators do their bit in a time of crisis.

Fujitsu launches private 5G network

Manufacturer claims a first in Japan as it gears up to launch its own private 5G network in Kawasaki City, with more to come.

Telia goes all Scandi noir about COVID-19

The Nordic operator's profit warning could be the first of many issued by telecom operators in the coming weeks.

JR Shaw, Shaw Communications founder, dies at 85

JR Shaw, a cable Hall of Famer and industry pioneer, stepped down as CEO of the Canadian service provider in 1998 but had remained active with the company, serving as executive chairman.

Even COVID-19 can't stop Huawei, says founder

Ren Zhengfei pops up to inform the Western world that his company has recovered swiftly from the virus and is ready for European business.

Huawei 'rip and replace' price tag doubles to $2B amid coronavirus outbreak

The FCC's chairman has urged Congress to earmark $2 billion in the coronavirus relief package to pay US telecom operators to swap out Huawei and ZTE equipment with products from 'trusted' suppliers.

With Affirmed Networks purchase, Microsoft looks to plug 5G into Azure

The purchase of Affirmed Networks will allow Microsoft to sell software-powered, virtualized functions to mobile network operators, challenging the likes of Ericsson, Cisco and others.

How Altran plays a pivotal role in 5G, edge

Altran's key relationships in 5G software and edge initiatives have helped make it a $4.1 billion takeover target for Capgemini.

Eurobites: Ericsson lands new RAN deal with Russia's MTS

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Inwit deal completes; Elliott cuts stake in TIM; GSMA looking at virus-related data sharing?

HKBN doing barter deals for broadband

Swapping broadband for cheeseburgers? HKBN will barter.

Tele2 has slashed hundreds of jobs and more cuts are coming

New figures show that about 13% of jobs were cut last year as the Swedish operator worked on boosting profitability in the absence of sales growth.

Verizon, AT&T and others mobilize to fight a virus hitting close to home

Verizon, AT&T and Comcast are among the service providers with employees who reportedly have the coronavirus. Now, those operators and others are mobilizing in unprecedented ways to fight the spread of COVID-19.

FCC delays 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum auction by a month

The FCC said it will hold its 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum auction in July. That could affect a range of companies, including Verizon, AT&T and Charter Communications.

NTT, Toyota in $1.8B smart city tie-up

The telecom giant and the carmaker are teaming up in the expectation that smart cities will be a major business opportunity.

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